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Best Dark Metal Bands

Dark metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good dark metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top dark metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Dark metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all dark metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest dark metal bands of all time, since the most famous dark metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best dark metal music.

You can click on the dark metal band names to see more information about that particular notable dark metal group. If they're near the top of the best dark metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top dark metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the dark metal band names themselves.

This list includes Agalloch, Graveworm and more items. Any time you vote for your favorite items, they get a better chance of becoming the number one item. Are you one of those people that doesn't like Tiamat or Katatonia? Then vote those things down to have your voice heard.

All important, significant and iconic names in dark metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new dark metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of dark metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into dark metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good dark metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent dark metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best dark metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest dark metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular dark metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Synthpop, Black metal, Heavy metal More
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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Dark ambient More
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    Industrial metal, Black metal, Industrial music More
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    Doom metal, Progressive metal, Gothic rock More
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    Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Electronic music More
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    Power metal, Dark metal More
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    Doom metal, Progressive metal, Black metal More
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    Doom metal, Black metal, Dark metal More
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    Black metal, Progressive rock, Post-rock More
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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal More
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    Black metal, Heavy metal, Dark metal More
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    Doom metal, Black metal, Dark metal More
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    Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal More
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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal More
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    new! Ajattara

    Doom metal, Black metal, Acoustic music More
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    Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal More
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    Viking metal, Technical death metal, Black metal More
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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Black metal More
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    Black metal, Heavy metal, Dark metal More
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    Doom metal, Death-doom, Gothic rock More
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    Doom metal, Progressive metal, Black metal More
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